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DeForest Buckner

DeForest Buckner

DT - IND

Height: 6' 7"Weight: 300 lbsAge: 27College: OregonDrafted: #7 (1st Rd. by San Francisco)

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #84
Best / Worst #19 / #98

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ESPN
65%
 
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DeForest Buckner (ankle) expected to play Saturday vs. Bills

Colts DT DeForest Buckner (ankle) returned to practice as a limited participant on Thursday and is expected to play against the Buffalo Bills in their AFC Wild Card game on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

Buckner was a top free agent signing for the Colts this past offseason and has been a huge factor in elevating their defense, totaling 58 tackles, 9.5 sacks, three pass deflections and two forced fumbles in 2020. The fifth-year star has played in every game this season and is expected to suit up against the Bills on Saturday.

Matthew MacKay29 weeks ago
DeForest Buckner (ankle) active for Week 15 against Texans

Colts DL DeForest Buckner (ankle) is active for Week 15 against the Texans.

Fantasy Impact

Buckner's presence is an important one for the Colts' defense. The stud lineman hurts the fantasy outlook for the Texans' offense, particularly the rushing upside for David Johnson.

DeForest Buckner (ankle) listed as questionable for Week 15

Colts DL DeForest Buckner (ankle) wasn't able to practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Texans.

Fantasy Impact

Buckner injured his ankle during Thursday's practice and would be a big loss for Indy's run defense. Buckner's absence would be good news for David Johnson and Houston's rushing attack.

DeForest Buckner activated off COVID-19 list, eligible to play Week 13

Colts DL DeForest Buckner has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list and will be eligible to play against the Texans in Week 13.

Fantasy Impact

Buckner’s presence for the interior of the Colts’ defensive line is huge in stopping the run. Duke Johnson Jr. and/or David Johnson could find it difficult to run against a defense getting one of its best players back this weekend.

Adam Koffler34 weeks ago
DeForest Buckner (reserve/COVID-19) ruled out for Week 12 vs Titans

Colts DT DeForest Buckner (reserve/COVID-19) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Titans.

Fantasy Impact

This is a big loss for one of the best defenses in football. Buckner's absence is an upgrade to Derrick Henry and the Tennessee offense as a whole this weekend.